Many high school students spend a year abroad. Which impact does this experience have on the relationship with their home country, i.e. on their national identity? And how does the relationship with the host country develop? Dr. Regina Arant, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Psychology and Methods at Jacobs University Bremen, examined these questions in her dissertation "Who You Are Depends on Where You Are – The Impact of a High School Year Abroad on the National and Host Country Identity of German Exchange Students". For this work she has now been honored with the Ernst-E-Boesch Young Scholar Award 2019.
The prize, which is awarded by the Gesellschaft für Kulturpsychologie (Society for Cultural Psychology), commemorates the cultural psychologist Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ernst E. Boesch. It honors merits in the promotion and dissemination of scientific cultural psychology by researching human forms of experience, knowledge and action embedded in their cultural and historical structure. For her lifetime achievement, the Gesellschaft für Kulturpsychologie honored Prof. Patricia Greenfield, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California in Los Angeles.
It is not the first time that Dr. Regina Arant's dissertation is honored. The Unifreunde Bremen awarded her the Bremen Study Prize for outstanding theses. She was also honored with the "Mixed Methods Prize" by the Association for the Promotion of Qualitative Research.
About Jacobs University Bremen:
Studying in an international community. Obtaining a qualification to work on responsible tasks in a digitized and globalized society. Learning, researching and teaching across academic disciplines and countries. Strengthening people and markets with innovative solutions and advanced training programs. This is what Jacobs University Bremen stands for. Established as a private, English-medium campus university in Germany in 2001, it is continuously achieving top results in national and international university rankings. Its more than 1,400 students come from more than 100 countries with around 80% having relocated to Germany for their studies. Jacobs University’s research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation or the EU Research and Innovation program as well as by globally leading companies.
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